BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:05 P.M.) – Video released by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Wednesday featured up to 400 pieces of weapons confiscated from the anti-government militants by the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria in Eastern Ghouta’s embattled city of Douma.
According to Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the reconciliation centre, “33 large-calibre machine guns, 105 rocket-propelled grenades, 149 sniper and assault rifles and 116 machine guns” were confiscated from the members of the Jaysh al-Islam militant group, as they were being evacuated from Douma.
A press release by the Russian Ministry of Defence stated that the situation in Douma has been stabilised and no fighting was reported in the last four days.
The statement added that in the last 24 hours, 3,916 militants and their family members were withdrawn from the city of Douma through a humanitarian corridor at the checkpoint near the Wafeddine Refugee Camp.
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